Autumn Ballet Intensive 2017:

Études & White Swan


Date:   23th-28th October (no 25th, 26th)

Time:  Mo: 8pm-10pm, Tue: 7:30-9:30pm, Wed, Thu (no course), Fri: 8-10pm, Sat: 10am-2pm

Level:  beginner (min of 3 months regular ballet classes) to intermediate/advanced 

Address: The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace, London WC19AT

                 Urdang Academy, Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4RP (Sat)

Cost: appr. £150/ £130 if paid by 22nd September 

You can pay using the BOOK NOW button, in cash, by cheque, use PayM, or online transfer.

Unfortunately, I cannot offer reductions if you have to miss a session. By making a payment you agree to the terms & conditions.

Once I received your payment, I will send you the password for the video tutorials (below), so you can prepare ahead of the Intensive. You can already download the PDFs with the transcripts of the choreographies.

Programme*: 30 min warm up at the barre  | 90 min study of choreography and performance skills (hrs 30 min Saturday ), 1-hour deep stretching (Saturday)

The beginner lever piece at this year's Holistic Ballet's Autumn Intensive will be Études, a ballet by the Danish dancer and choreographer Harald Lander, premiered by the Royal Danish Ballet in 1948.

We will be working on the Adagio part from 7:35min- 9:26min: Étude video

Études, L'Opéra nationale de Paris, 2014

Svetlana Zakharova

White Swan


The more advanced students are going to work on Odette's variation from Swan Lake, act 2. It is a great piece to work on because it addresses so many different aspects:

• style • adage • balance • jumps • turns

It is said it is one of the most difficult variations. However, we will practise a shortened version of it. 


You may enjoy watching Kathy Morgan commenting on herself dancing the White Swan Pas de Deux. I appreciate her honesty and sense of humour:

As always, I am providing you with transcript PDFs and video tutorials so you can learn the choreography ahead of the workshop. I do not expect you to know the steps by heart in advance but the better an idea you have about the steps, the more you can work on the details and artistry. 

White Swan and Études video tutorials (3 videos), password required.

Use the arrows on the sides to go to the next video.

We will complete the Autumn Intensive with an hour of stretching.

If you are unsure weather this workshop is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to email or phone me so we can discuss it.